May 20, 2014
Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 20, 2014 9:45 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
Gerard: Interesting etymology. I didn't know that.
But, in a practical sense, the word now means what the public thinks it means. Just as for thousands of years "Nimrod" meant "mighty hunter", but now means "fool" because millions of American children saw Bugs Bunny mock Elmer Fudd without understanding the biblical reference. "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain."
Posted by: pst314 at May 20, 2014 11:23 AM
Ditto "gay" can no longer refer to a singular state of "happy". Ditto, "money", despite the left's bloodlust for ever more and more of it, is - in non-business mediaspeak - almost always just another progressive trigger-word for "evil". See also, the annual purging of vocabulary/burning of words from the OED.
"The revolution will be complete when the language is perfect." - Orwell, 1984
re: bloodlust - http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/rockwinr.html
Posted by: malabar at May 20, 2014 2:20 PM
All I want to know is, are they eligible for a punch in the face?
I have pretty basic criteria: punch or no punch.
Posted by: chasmatic at May 20, 2014 9:32 PM
"gay can no longer refer to a singular state of happy"
Did you know that in the late 1800's "gay" was used to refer to promiscuity and prostitution?
Posted by: pst314 at May 21, 2014 11:45 AM